Rose Cerkowniak, 91, died Oct. 24, 2020, at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock, Minn.
Rose was born in Caribou, Minn., to Bill and Mary Krawchuk on May 26, 1929.
She married John Cerkowniak on Oct. 13, 1945, who proceeded her in death.
Rose loved serving coffee and fellowship to friends, family and visitors who stopped in. She had a love of children, provided daycare and was an adopted Grandma to many.
She was always busy mending jeans, alterations of clothing, patching quilts, fixing sewing machines, and even making socks for cows with hoof disease.
Rose was a faithful member of Sion Lutheran Church in Lancaster. She was a member of the ELCA. She enjoyed making mission quilts, serving and/or making goodies for funerals and church events, and making lefse for the smorgasbord.
Rose is survived by her sons Dennis (Sue) of West Fargo, N.D., Allan (Gayle) of Hereford, Ariz. and Rick (Jackie) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sisters Delores (Lynn) Carter of Spring Brand West, Texas, Avis Low of Dallas, Texas, and brother Peter Krawchuk of Clearwater, Fla.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Rose was proceeded in death by her parents Bill and Mary (Sandul) Krawchuk; husband, John; sisters, Anne McGovern, Nettie Dokken, Kathryn Molley, Verna Gamache, Bertha Knutson, Dorothy Krawchuk; brothers, Nels Krawchuk, Johnny Krawchuk; and grandson, Ryan Cerkowniak.
Burial with service will be scheduled in the spring of 2021.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock is in charge of the arrangements. www.austinfuneralchapel.com